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Links Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Link.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Linke, Link, Rinks, Lints, Linck, Binks, Rinke, Inks, Finks, Lincks

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Where is the Links family from?

You can see how Links families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Links family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Links families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Links families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Links's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Links families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Links surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Links ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Links. 29% of Links men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Links women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Links were Machinist and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Secretary
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Links. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Links census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Links. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Links. For the veterans among your Links ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Links lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Links life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Links in 1956 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

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